Tough Talk: These are the most rugged smartphones in the world

By Prasid Banerjee | Updated Aug 01 2014
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Durability is one of the key factors of a smartphone. But no phone is more durable than the smartphones you're about to see here. They will remain by your side (or in your pocket), come fire, rain or snow and take drops that could even cause you an injury.

These 8 phones have been tested against extreme temperatures, vibrations, shock etc. and they have stood their ground.

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Kyocera Torque

The Kyocera Torque supports 4G connectivity and has a 4-inch IPS LCD display with 480x800 pixel resolution. It is 810G certified, which pretty much means that it is one of the most rugged smartphones you can find. In addition, it has the IP67 certification to ensure its waterproof-ness.

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JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart TP909

Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 5 MP rear camera, 256 MB of RAM and 100% ruggedness. This smartphone would survive almost anything that you can put it through, while also allowing you to surf the internet and do some of those other things you do on your regular smartphones.

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CAT B15

This one has a 4-inch 800x480p screen and a 1 GHz dual-core processor. This when added to its IP67 and 810G certifications, makes it one tough yet smart candidate. It can power through solar radiation, thermal shock, humidity and a bunch of other things that even you can’t take.

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Runbo X6

Want a big screen and camera on your rugged smartphone? The Runbo X6 can take most drops and dips in water and comes with a 5-inch screen and 12 MP camera. Interested?

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Casio G-Zone Commando 4G LTE

This phone is rugged enough to endure military standards. In addition, it offers 4G connectivity. It runs on Android and is waterproof, dust proof, shock resistant and can take extreme temperatures. It lacks a good camera though.

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Durrocomm Conquest

This one has an 8 MP rear camera, 4.3-inch TFT WVGA screen, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm 8227A quad core processor and runs the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. Also, it has dual-SIM capabilities, 512 MB of RAM and you will have a hard time damaging it.

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Handheld Nautiz X1

If you though rugged smartphones all run on Android, then meet the Nautiz X1. It runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS or the Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 OS. It has both IP67 and 810G ratings that you have read about above.

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Sonim XP3300 Force

It isn’t a smartphone, but any list of rugged phones wouldn’t be complete without the phone that holds the world record for being the toughest phone in the world.

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